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Hero Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) produced by Netgame based on a story written by three generations of Chinese novelists. Hero Online is free to play with cash shop items available, much like The Legend of Ares, Scions of Fate, Silkroad Online and many other MMORPG's. The player, when creating a character, is not only able to choose the gender of his/her character, but what kind of weapons their character will be using. These weapon proficiencies may or may not affect the job class people will choose when they reach a certain level for job change. Each of the five characters specializes in his or her own weaponry. For example "The Ruthless Blade" character with the ability to wield a bow, swords and blades. "The Piercing Eyes" character with the ability to use Swords, Blades and throwing weapon. "The Overseer of Sky" Uses axes, rods, and spears, and "The Elegant Mystic" which uses gauntlets, spears and rods. "The Mystic Muse" uses dual swords, dual rods, and a large instrument. The Monk uses rods and destructive spells.
As of July 31, 2006, Hero Online had its official release and is no longer in beta.
Hero Online has six "character classes" that players can choose when creating their character, two of which having two genders, and each gender having a special weapon. The fifth character is a female that specializes in dual weapons and the sixth is a male monk that uses spells. Though there is little customizability in the choice of characters, players have the option to choose your characters based on their weapon. More detailed customization is also available later in many forms described in the following sections, as well as the players weapon of choice.
Hero online mostly uses the usual level up method. Though, instead of gaining skill points by leveling, skill points are gained by a different experience curve. The skills are divided into two groups: Skills and passive skills. Skills are learned by reading books that are sold by players and book merchants. Each weapon type and job class have their own skills, which gives players many possibilities of character building. At higher levels there are also skills that can be learned by everyone. There are also special books that can retrieve used skill points.
Starting at level 1 Dan, players are allowed to choose a class. What skills players will obtain depend on the job you choose. At 5 Dan, players can choose a second promotion. At 101lvl players can choose a third promotion.